Metro-North Elevator Mechanic Position

MTA Metro-North Railroad is seeking a Mechanical Foreman.  This is a full-time, permanent position with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

MTA Metro-North Railroad is a dynamic organization, operating out of the jewel of New York City, Grand Central Terminal.  We provide service to over 86.5 million customers, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut.  A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is one of the busiest commuter railroad in the nation.  MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe and reliable commute, excellent customer service and rewarding opportunities to its employees.

Elevator Mechanics repair and maintain hydraulic and traction elevators and related equipment (relays, controls, wiring, contacts, cables, and doors) in Grand Central Terminal (GCT) to ensure proper working order and passenger safety.


Perform maintenance and repairs on elevators and all related equipment

Use hand and power tools and testing devices (tachometer, electrical tester, etc.)

Troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair problems with elevator systems (relays, controls, wiring, contacts, cables, and doors)

Connect car frames to counterweights

Troubleshoot electromechanical components to identify the source of malfunction

Install, repair, and maintain ropes and cables

Comply with safety regulations and building codes

Clean elevator cars, nuts, bolts, shafts, pits, shivs, and motors

Maintain and repair electrical components (e.g. relays, control boards, timers, etc.)

Maintain and repair hydraulic elevator components (e.g. pumps, main seal, shaft, tanks, valves, monitor temperature and pressure, change oil, etc.)

Assist external contractor during regular elevator car inspection

Document all maintenance and repair work

Participate in mandatory training to maintain elevator skills

Perform other related duties as necessary




High School Diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)

Vocational or apprentice training related to the position, OR minimum of two (2) years of experience performing elevator installations, repairs, inspections or related work

Must complete Metro-North respirator training and certification within 30 days of job award

Must provide hand tools appropriate for job

Must use/wear all safety related equipment in the performance of their duties

Must become and maintain roadway worker, respirator, full arrest, and blood borne pathogens qualifications


Valid driver's license


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